Security and Safety
Safety and Security
The Pascagoula School District and the Law Enforcement Department are dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure academic environment.
Each and every one of us is an important part of this effort. It is imperative that a proactive mindset is maintained every day in our schools, and that students, staff and visitors immediately report any suspicious behavior to the appropriate law enforcement and school authorities.
The Pascagoula School District has implemented a system of safety measures in our schools that include but are not limited to the following:
- Daily working partnership with local law enforcement, including the assignment of School Resource Officers
- District wide radio system to facilitate emergency communications
- Access control system and protocol
- Formal crisis plans at district and building levels
- Monthly emergency drills
We are committed to ongoing assessment of best safety practices to ensure we are providing the safest learning environment possible for our students, staff and community.
National tragedies can cause a range of emotion for both adults and children, such as feeling frightened or confused. From natural disasters to terrorist attacks, it is important that adults give children information and guidance on how to process and react. Helping children feel safe and secure and providing them with ways to cope is the most important thing we can do.
If you need resources to help you speak to your child about a crisis situation, please consider the links below.
- Coping with Crisis – Helping Children with Special Needs
- The Healing Place (Loss and bereavement issues)
- Helping Children Rebound
- Listen, Protect and Connect: Psychological First Aid for Teachers and Schools
- Tips for Supporting Children and Youth After a Crisis Event - NASP Resouces
- A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope
- Empower, don't scare: How to talk about school shootings
- How to talk to kids about school shooting: controlling your fears, calming theirs
- KidsHealth - School Violence and the News
- Partners Against Hate
- Resiliency and Recovery: Resources to Support Safe Learning Environments Before and After a Crisis
- Talking to Children About Violence
- Talking with Kids about the News - PBS